Russia-gate is not Watergate

Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has provoked the political-media elite to even greater heights of hysteria. They are now firmly occupying the land of the tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.

 

The latest evidence-free narrative is that Trump fired Comey because Comey was about to prove the Russia colluded with Trump to steal the election from Hillary Clinton, an equally evidence-free narrative. The words Nixonian and Watergate are being thrown around like confetti. Yet, other than hyperbolic rhetoric, baseless speculation and constant repetition, the story is as hollow as an empty drum.

 

There are serious and substantial differences between Watergate and Russia-gate. First, Watergate was based on an actual criminal act: the break in at the National Democratic Committe's offices. The perpetrators were caught in the act and they were members of a White House security operation.

 

The Russia-gate scandal, however, is not based on any actual facts. Even the claimed hacking of the National Democratic Committee's computers probably never happened. The FBI never examined the DNC computers. The examination was supposedly done by Crowdstrike, a private company with links to the Democrat Party and a history of Russophobia. Since when have the police allowed the alleged victim to conduct the investigation? Moreover, WiklLeaks, the publisher, has repeatedly asserted that the documents were leaked by a disgruntled insider.

 

So whereas Watergate was based on an investigation into an actual criminal act, the Russia-gate scandal is based on nothing more than partisan allegation.

 

Another significant difference between Watergate and Russia-gate is the fact that Watergate was about democracy, but Russia-gate is about McCarthyism designed to control foreign policy. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US has followed a consistent foreign policy of global hegemony. Russia's recovery from 2008 has seriously limited that ambition. It is in this sense that US officials can sincerely say that Russia presents the most serious threat to US interests. Hence the anti-Russian policy. Trump's election victory threw a spanner in the works for this policy. And this is why Russia-gate is important. It is intended to either remove Trump or alternatively force him to implement anti-Russian policies - this is why they cheered when he launched tomahawk missiles on Syria. For them, it looked as though the jihadist propaganda had succeeded where the Christopher Steele Dossier had failed.

 

However, the most significant difference is that Watergate was about revealing a crime and a cover-up, whereas Russia-gate is a cover-up. Russia-gate is a brouhaha designed to explain Hillary Clinton's loss of the election. It is designed to deflect attention from her criminal behaviour, especially the private email server and the taking foreign money. It is designed to remove Trump from office or at least force him to adopt US hegemony foreign policy.

 

Russia-gate is an attempted coup d'etat conducted in plain view on television screens and news pages across the world.

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Comments (16)

  1. EZWAYZ

    Sadly, there is no answer to be seen. Clinton wasn’t tried. Holder wasn’t tried. Lynch wasn’t tried. Rice hasn’t been tried. The beast lives to spew again another day.

    May 13, 2017
  2. jaageet

    This Susan Rice leak makes Watergate a joke. Nixon was good man, a true American patriot. He did nothing wrong.

    May 13, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      What did President Ford pardon Nixon for, if he had done no wrong?

      May 14, 2017
      1. jaageet

        Nixon resigned. Ford granted him a pardon to protect him from the same hounds that are now going after Trump.

        May 14, 2017
        1. stevehayes13

          Accepting a pardon is an admission of criminal wrong doing.

          May 15, 2017
          1. jaageet

            Ford asked for but Nixon refused to submit letter of contrition because he felt no wrongdoing on his part. Ford gave pardon anyway. China’s leadership stood by Nixon and accorded him international recognition throughout the years of his rejection by American public opinion. Jesus was not even pardoned and executed. Wrong-doing is in the mind of the beholder.

            May 15, 2017
            1. GovMisdirection

              You are wrong on this. He knew he was guilty but never stated it in public. All of his actions proved him responsible for a coverup. It has been reported that Nixon never gave up, and protected all of his people throughour the investigations.
              August 5, Nixon released the tapes, which provided undeniable evidence of his complicity in the Watergate crimes. In the face of certain impeachment by the Senate, the president resigned on August 8.
              This proves that he did feel what he did was wrong and indefencable.
              How arrogant, God needs pardoning by man!
              Wrong doing is in the evidence. Prisons are full of innocent men.

              May 15, 2017
  3. GovMisdirection

    It seems that the American people have accepted the pardon for Hillary Clinton and her criminal activities, without a whimper.
    Lying Hillary who ‘belongs in jail’ along with the crime family accomplices and activities such as selling access to her office in return for donations to the non-profit/profit for the Clinton charity was given a pardon with utterance the absurd words “the Clintons are good people”.
    Pardons seem to be the accepted without an admission of a crime when it comes to politics.
    In comparison to “crimes” the crooked politicians of today are getting away with, Nixon looks like a very honorable person who resigned to preserve a little honor for this office.
    I can remember when Gary Hart, ~1988, resigned his candidacy for The Presidency over allegations of an extramarital affair!

    May 15, 2017
    1. jaageet

      What is the basis of your sense of justice? You said that I was wrong with regard to Nixon. In what way were you personally hurt by Nixon’s action? What specific injustice did you directly suffer?

      May 15, 2017
      1. GovMisdirection

        Stay with the thread or be ignored!

        May 16, 2017
    2. jaageet

      You are rambling all over the place. I am trying to pin down where you are going with this. How old are you anyway?

      May 16, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        That poster (GovMisdirection) is a moron.

        May 16, 2017
        1. jaageet

          More or less of one, I guess. He is probably an old coot needing to be heard. I spent hours with my grandpa – before he passed on – listening to his rambles about old times. He talked and I listened, popping a question now and then to keep him going regardless of where he was going. Midirect here wants to get into the fray of current affairs like an old coot in a hen house. His flaccid mind is spraying like a loose garden hose.

          May 16, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            Also, that moron blocked Me.

            May 16, 2017
        2. jaageet

          You should never be blocked because you speak the truth.

          May 17, 2017
  4. wirelessguru1

    Look, They are just desperately trying to deflect the REAL crime which was Obamagate (Rice/Obama spying et al)! WAKE UP!!!

    May 15, 2017